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Rhymes Here is a list of the words that rhyme with the word protective.This is ordered by best match. Changing color means the start of the next best set of words.
2 syllable words
4 syllable words
Near RhymesHere is a list of the words that nearly rhyme with the word protective.
3 syllable words

digestive

constructive

obstructive

adjective

destructive

substantive

incentive

inductive

intensive

inventive

vindictive

perspective

redemptive

abortive

combative

defensive

oppressive

perceptive

progressive

regressive

successive

tentative

distinctive

obsessive

adoptive

aggressive

appointive

assaultive

nonnative

reactive

instructive

putative

extensive

restrictive

protection

instinctive

convulsive

obtrusive

compulsive

excessive

protections

conducive

preemptive

abrasive

abusive

decorative

depressive

nutritive

submissive

subversive

surtaxes

allusive

collusive

corruptive

descriptive

emotive

erratic

evasive

expensive

negative

probative

relative

sedative

conclusive

exhaustive

creative

impressive

intrusive

presumptive

shortsighted

article

cortical

discursive

dismissive

fixative

eruptive

dispersive

grotesquely

impassive

incisive

invasive

particle

predestine

predictors

protesters

repressive

sensitive

expletive

expressive

forthcoming

erotic

production

erosive

heretic

illusive

additive

causative

curative

decisive

divisive

elusive

narrative

neurotic

pervasive

positive

predictor

primitive

protester

punitive

talkative

fugitive

articles

disruptive

inclusive

particles

responsive

coercive

broadcasting

productions

heretics

laxative

lucrative

normative

persuasive

protocols

reclusive

repulsive

secretive

predicates

cognitive

effusive

formative

exploitive

adhesive

predicate

aortic

portico

protocol

impulsive

cohesive

heritage

drudgery

orthoclase

corrosive

cortisol

derisive

exclusive

expansive

explosive

grudgingly

neritic

vertigo

artesian

cartesian

prediction

artistry

protestant

critical

criticize

permissive

vertically

vertical

vertices

artichokes

predictions

wretchedly

protestants

cardigan

parodist

paradox

berettas

mortgages

shortages

partisans

crotchety

prodigy

artisans

cardigans

cardiac

charities

courtesies

northeastern

parities

parodies

prodigal

producers

produces

shortcoming

treatises

verities

prodigies

northwestern

paradigms

artisan

partisan

shortcomings

tortoises

artichoke

portuguese

courtesy

producer

broadcasters

hardcovers

chariots

laureates

paradigm

paradise

rarities

broadcaster

cortisone

hardcover

predispose

burritos

periods

pirouettes

cowardice

4 syllable words

iterative

irrespective

consecutive

commemorative

comparative

ineffective

retroactive

affirmative

hyperactive

imitative

meditative

qualitative

contemplative

retrospective

associative

vegetative

executive

reproductive

acquisitive

alternative

competitive

conservative

facultative

hypertensive

imperative

indicative

inoffensive

quantitative

restorative

protectionist

introspective

reconstructive

innovative

nonproductive

contraceptive

definitive

bradykinin

dissipative

intuitive

repetitive

consultative

diuretic

illustrative

insensitive

interpretive

pejorative

protectionists

apprehensive

regulative

stimulative

cumulative

infinitive

preventative

duplicative

accusative

distributive

legislative

diuretics

locomotive

automotive

constitutive

educative

inquisitive

unobtrusive

federative

generative

oxidative

predictable

indecisive

paradoxes

speculative

inexpensive

demonstrative

comprehensive

protestation

partisanship

protestations

derivative

heretical

operative

palliative

periodic

inconclusive

transformative

eradicate

evocative

figurative

predecessors

provocative

prerogative

preservative

superlative

heritages

initiative

prohibitive

diminutive

dispositive

predecessor

iridescent

predicament

northeasterly

protagonists

predicaments

informative

northwesterly

participate

participle

articular

protagonist

druidism

critically

horticulture

articulate

participles

participant

participates

criticism

criticizes

particular

protozoans

articulates

participants

particulates

varieties

criticisms

particulate

particulars

protozoan

protozoa

virtuoso

orthogonal

great-grandfather

great-grandmother

prodigiously

orthography

6 syllable words

Words that rhyme with the word protective

Welcome to the Rhyme Finder! This rhyming dictionary allows users to explore rhymes for any given word. This includes rhymes based on syllables, near rhymes, and more.


How to use the rhyming dictionary

Enter your "starter" word in the FIND RHYMES input box, and click search. It's really that simple! We separate perfect rhymes (near the top) from the imperfect rhymes (toward the bottom). In your rhyming results, colors descend based on the best rhyme. Once the color changes, you will notice the results reset back into alphabetical order. Click on any of the results for the word's definition, part of speech, use in Scrabble, and more. Please note that many of our results are proper nound or slang. While we may not store definitions for all of these words, we can direct you to the Google results for that word.


Perfect Rhymes

Perfect rhymes are just what they sound like. No pun intended! Think of perfect rhymes as words which definitively rhyme. Words that most people would not question. Here are some examples:

  • Cat and Hat
  • Head and Red
  • Egg and Beg
  • Soap and Hope
  • True and Blue

Imperfect Rhymes

Near rhymes, otherwise known as imperfect rhymes, are words that sound the same but are not perfect rhymes. Having trouble deciding if a word is a perfect or imperfect rhyme? Here are some examples:

  • Cat and Bad
  • Head and Mud
  • Egg and Peck
  • Soap and Chap
  • True and Cure

Using Rhymes

Rhymes are most useful in creating lyrics, but they can also be used as a tool to memorize. It is a powerful mnemonic device. This is why song lyrics can be so easy to remember! It's also why rhymes are a great study tool for memorizing! Use this tool to help write poetry, win rhyme games, write a rap song, create lyrics, and expand your vocabulary! Rhyming is very important in music because it creates a rhythm that further creates meaning, emotion, and feeling. It also creates an echo in the lyrics. With children, rhyming is a very important tool. Rhyming teaches children how language works, helps them understand the rhythm of language, and learn how to make predictions. In other words, rhymes teach children phrases to anticipate and rhymes enhance their memory. Within all contexts, rhyming is helpful in expanding your imagination no matter if you’re a child or an adult.

When creating lyrics, there are five types of rhymes to choose from.

  • End rhymes: rhyming of the final word of a line
  • Internal rhymes: rhyming of two words within the same line
  • Slant rhymes: near rhymes
  • Identical rhymes: use the same word at the end of each line
  • Eye rhymes: look like they rhyme but sound different

Different Types of Rhymes
  • Mascline rhymes: have a stressed syllable
  • Feminine rhymes: have a stressless syllable.

Ready for a challenge? Try to come up with rhymes for these surprising words that just aren’t very rhymy. Check them with our dictionary! Examples of tough rhymes:

  • Month
  • Silver
  • Bulb
  • Wolf
  • Husband
  • Walrus
  • Orange

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